Leicester mercury

leicester mercury

What is the history of the Leicester Mercury?

The paper began in the 19th century as the Leicester Daily Mercury and later changed to its present title. The paper was founded by James Thompson, already proprietor of the Leicester Chronicle which he had merged with the Leicestershire Mercury ten years earlier.

Where can I find all the latest Leicester City transfer news?

Get all the latest breaking Leicester City transfer news, team news, fixtures, gossip and injury updates from Leicestershire Live. You can also sign up to leave comments on stories, discuss the biggest breaking news and chat to our journalists and writers. A round-up of the latest transfer news and rumours from in and around the King Power Stadium.

How do I get a copy of a Leicester Mercury Photo?

The picture negatives of the Leicester Mercury have been transferred to Reach PLC (formerly Trinity Mirror Group) and you can contact them by phone on 020 7293 3700 or email desk@mirrorpix.com if you are looking for a copy print and know roughly when the photograph was taken.

What is the Leicester archive?

The archive documents the history of Leicester and Leicestershire during the second half of the twentieth century. Prior to its transfer to the University, it formed a working newspaper library at the papers offices in St Georges Street.

What is the Leicester Mercury archive?

The Leicester Mercury Archive at the University of Leicester now comprises the following sequences of material: The collection covers events reported from the 1960s-1990s only, and does not include copies of the newspapers themselves. Much of the collection is not fully listed or catalogued, but work to improve access is ongoing.

Where was the first newspaper published in Leicester?

The Leicester Daily Mercury would be an evening paper, the first to be published in Leicester, and give extra support to the Liberal Party in the forthcoming general election. The first issue was published on 31 January 1874 from the papers offices at 3 St Martins, consisting of four pages of five columns each.

What is Leicester clothes the world?

The slogan “Leicester clothes the world” reflected the civic pride and confidence in the economic strength of our city’s manufacturing industry. Established in 1830, Nathaniel Corah and Sons epitomised the industrial landscape of Leicester, growing to become the largest producer of knitwear in Europe.

Who are the major employers in Leicester?

One of the major employers in Leicester, Corah had 1,000 workers in 1900, and by the 1960s, had expanded to 6,500. The company became known for its commitment to good working conditions, training schemes and was one of the first companies in the country to offer paid holidays.

What is the Leicester Mercury archive?

The Leicester Mercury Archive at the University of Leicester now comprises the following sequences of material: The collection covers events reported from the 1960s-1990s only, and does not include copies of the newspapers themselves. Much of the collection is not fully listed or catalogued, but work to improve access is ongoing.

How do I arrange delivery of the Leicester Mercury newspaper?

You can arrange delivery of the Leicester Mercury - and qualify for your discount - by calling 0333 202 8000 or going to newspapersubs.co.uk/LLM. You’ll then be able to subscribe to your favourite newspaper - and arrange to either have it delivered or pick it up from your local retailer using pre-paid vouchers.

Where can I find old newspapers in Leicester?

Members of the University Library can access microfilm of the Leicester Mercury covering 1874-1900 and other local newspapers can be consulted on Floor 2 of the Library in the Blue Zone.

How do I send press releases and story inquiries to Leicester?

Please send press releases and story inquiries to newsdesk@leicestermercury.co.uk Email: jobs@reachplc.com Visit: www.newspapersubs.co.uk

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